Marske & New Marske

News from your local Liberal Democrat team in Marske; Cllr Karen King & Cllr Kendra Evans. As well as information from your local Lib Dem Parish Councillors!

Cllr Karen King

Karen has lived in the area all of her life, and was a pupil at Bydales School. A Marske councillor since 2015, a former Mayor and deputy leader of the Council, she is on several scrutiny committees and is an active volunteer with Marske Community Partnership supporting its extensive work within the community.

Karen was a founder member of the Redcar and Cleveland Business Network and helped to set up the coronavirus support group. Karen actively appealed against the closure of Marske Medical Centre and the large housing development South of Marske, representing residents at appeals and the regulatory committee.

She is the compare of and a mentor for the Inspiring Women Programme and Awards. A former teenage foster carer she is passionate about supporting all children but especially those in care and care leavers.

Contact Karen:


Tel: 07500 606894

Cllr Kendra Evans

Kendra has lived in Redcar since birth, and moved to Marske in 2002.

She was delighted to be elected to represent Marske in May 2023 - and humbled that so many people placed their trust in her. Along with managing several ongoing community cases, she is Vice-Chair of the Children & Family scrutiny committee, a member of the Adults, Health & Wellbeing scrutiny committee and also sits on an external health scrutiny board.

She keeps her nursing registration up-to-date and continually pushes for equality, especially for people with disabilities. 

Contact Kendra:


Tel: 07866 853647

Parish Councillors

Redcar & Cleveland Liberal Democrats have two parish Councillors on Saltburn, Marske & New Marske Parish Council.

Marilyn & Lib Dem colleagues celebrating

Councillor Marilyn Marshall

Marilyn has lived in Marske for decades, and she has even written a book on the area!

She was elected in November 2023 in a stunning by-election victory, defeating an Independent candidate and winning nearly two thirds of the vote!

Marilyn is Parish Councillor for Longbeck Ward.


Councillor Richard Atwood

Councillor Richard Atwood

Richard has lived in Marske for over 30 years, and is keen to fight for local issues, including fighting for an EV Charging Strategy, opposing the South of Marske Development, and is opposed to the removal of free parking in Marske, he aims to have residents interest at the heart of everything he does as a Parish Councillor.

Richard can be found on Facebook: Click Here!

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